The argument was intense, it lasted about 90 minutes, time I should have invested in the just concluded Chelsea match. This however was one topic very dear to my heart.

Tayo had told me about his friend who cried because his babe threatened to leave him. Half interested, I answered with “how I go dey cry for babe when dem no dey do me”. I did not know I was lighting his fuse. I was surprised by his reaction. His temper flared and he started ranting, calling me names.

Calming him down, I explained how I just could not imagine myself sulking over some babe. “I be sure boy nah, all these babes no worth make i pour water from my cup talk less of letting a tear roll down my cheek”.

We had gone on and on, my opponent’s strong point being I never give room for love, so I wouldn’t know how it feels. After all was said and maybe not done, Tayo said “you go jam your own soon”. I laughed hysterically, the kind that has the “ROTFL” emoticon in a chat situation. Teasing him, I said “only your kid sister can make me cry”.

He flung the remote in my direction and we laughed. Truth be told though, his sister was done and dusted later that night.

It was a cold night, barely 2 weeks after the argument and I was up for no reason. You know one of those nights when your eyelids just refuse to get shut. I decided to find solace on Twitter and as fate would have it the first tweet I read was “anyone up? I’m bored”.

My signature evil grin came up once I clicked the avi and saw a cute babe’s picture, it wouldn’t be a boring night after all. After responding to the tweet, I subsequently transferred the gist to DM. She did not ‘dull’ me.

We had gone on and on that night till someone’s battery went flat, I can’t remember whose but I remember vividly that I had a smile on my face when I finally surrendered to sleep. “This one shouldn’t take more than one week to kill”, I thought as I drifted off to dreamland.

After 3 days, we set up a meeting. My one week target was firmly in mind. I had cleverly picked a spot under a tree close to the library where I was to meet her. My patience was wearing off after about 30 minutes of searching through the faces going in and out of the library. Nostalgia crept in at that instant. I started remembering how bad I had missed school days and the unquantifiable conquests in the p-setting business. The library was one of the most fertile grounds to set the P 😉

One of the rules of the blind date game is “never judge the person you’re coming to see with the picture you’ve seen”.

“If this babe no fine, na to discharge am straight. The not so good looking ‘Eves’, who wicked people call ‘ugly’, sure know how to pin one down”.

I was brought back from my reverie when a certain voice said “Hey, you must be Mr. Twitter”. I turned around to register my displeasure with the stranger, instead my jaw dropped. You know how it is when words get stuck in your throat when you finally meet your favorite celebrity in person…I was star-struck!

Truth be told she wasn’t the most beautiful girl I have met, I just could not quite place what it was about her that muted me.

Swallowing hard, I found my voice and muttered “Hi, yeah I am…not Mr. Twitter though, I’m me”. I was blabbing, the well rehearsed lines had flown away and I just could not seem to find my groove. I choked big time. She bailed me out and took over.

“I’d rather call you Mr. Twitter, call me whatever you like”. I had regained my composure by then. She paused and I said “Anything?”.

Her response was swift, “Anything”, she affirmed. From nowhere the name came and I called her “Órékélęwa”. She smiled.


About oscarpoems

Finds great pleasure in reading and writing my thoughts. Chartered Animal Scientist, writes poems and articles for leisure and fulfillment. Lover of God, country and humanity.
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38 Responses to OREKELEWA (1)

  1. olusegun says:

    Kudos…can’t wait 4 part 2.

  2. deemayjee says:

    Criozly can’t wait for the part 2… Bravo lumi!!

  3. Isaacola AA says:

    Wow. Ibadiaran Orekelewa. Fingers crossed waiting for the unfolding story.

  4. sirrvictor says:

    hmm.. Nice one.. Chilling for the next part..

  5. oyeyemi says:

    Kept smiling as I read thru…Lovely one!!…sure can’t wait for d concluding part

  6. jimmy says:

    Nice piece bro. Great suspense, cant wait for he next post.

  7. damstylee says:

    hmm… This seems like its gonna be fun

  8. Bimbo says:

    “how I go dey cry for babe when dem no dey do me”. LoL… Lovely story Lumi but let the true be told, guys dey cry too! Aleast I was a victim. More grease to ur elbow.

  9. Olufemi says:

    Tayo’s sister was done and dusted that night??

  10. yomighty says:

    Very nice, artistically. Well composed

  11. ayotunde says:

    Nice one bro! But una like to dey post us sha, we’d have to start waiting now

  12. Paul says:

    Well, crying over a babe is nt respecter of person oooo. Like Tayo said ‘you go jamb your own’.

  13. Ablad says:

    Like the way you are direct, avoiding unnecessary details. You sure will not disappoint me next week. Fingers crossed!

  14. Tobi A says:

    Nice one!!! I was filled with suspense …..if there’s gonna be a part 2 den I surely can’t wait

  15. Deo says:

    Nice one bro…

  16. josephisoje says:

    ☺lovely piece, love the “igboro” (street) lines embedded in it. Very natural no pressure, would love to get more of ‘Orekelewa’

  17. josephisoje says:

    ☺ Nice piece, love the “igboro” (street) lines embedded in. Very natural, no pressure. Would love to see more of ‘Orekelewa’

  18. oluwadunni says:

    Beautiful piece. Very relatable and easy to imagine, seeing as you used Twitter and school settings. Good job!

  19. Sagay says:

    Can you please start the story already!

    No kill person with suspense na…

  20. Bukola says:

    All I know is I must not miss any series, dazall

  21. moskeda says:

    If Seye says read, then I read. Though I’ll hold my comments for now

  22. Olutoyosi Tokun says:

    This is a good one,’totally enjoyed reading it 🙂

  23. IamEkemini says:

    I can’t fit wait o.

  24. mhoreh says:

    its Lumi’s diary…… nice one buddy 😉

  25. Folu says:

    Nice job Lumi……well, my regards to Mr. Twitter. I can’t wait for d day he’ll cry a ‘drumfull’

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